Contemporary Primorska cuisine
In the hills above Portoroz
This polished designer restaurant has glass, stone and iron, high wine tables, solid wood, elegant lines and light colours, an outdoor and indoor wood-burner, spaciousness … All this can be seen when you read the menu, which is short and seasonal. There aren’t any great surprises, but every dish has a few special chef’s touches.
There are views of old Korte and the Istrian hills, the ambience in the brick part is spacious and darkly intimate, whilst behind it there is a room for special occasions with a wood burner and next to it an elegant covered terrace construction made from robust iron. There aren’t many restaurants in Slovenia that have had so many finishing touches! And in the cellar there is also a canteen, which is still waiting its turn.
Don’t expect to find fish platters and truffles in oil at Hiša Torkla, and there isn’t a huge car park for buses either. In the courtyard there is, however, a wood-burning oven. And if you aren’t already convinced by the homemade pasta, which has nothing remotely in common with that found on the coast, and if an outing by bike to Korte is too steep and the bends in the windy road are too sharp for a wine tasting then, at the very least, you won’t be able to resist the lamb!
sommelier: Andreja Kovačič
wine labels: 100
house wines: Klen’Art and Pucer z vrha
New and modern but with tradition and feeling
truffles, olive oil